Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Hi, There!

Okay, so I made more than one of these mermaids and just wanted to apply it to one more card.  This time I made it into a shaker card using the beautiful frame die cut from Hero Arts May month kit called Reef Border. The mermaid image is from Stampendous also die cut. 

I used two backgrounds before I applied her.  One is my sparkle paper from Recollections, and the other that was applied over that one is from the same Hero Arts May set which was a white swirl tissue.   I used some sequins from this kit and added some from 28 Lilac Lane Seaside.  I used Distress Oxide Ink to shade around the frame and added one die cut fish from Stampendous.  The sentiment is from the same kit.  Thanks for stopping by and hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Image has been colored with Copic Markers.  Frame mounted with lots of foam tape for dimension.

Sharing this card with:

Cuttlebugmania - Frame It
Digi Choosday Week #23 - ATG
Lemon Shortbread #69 - ATG

Saturday, June 2, 2018


Hi, There!

Okay, not wanting to be boring but here is another under the sea image.  I just love mermaids and I can paint them all day if I didn't end up boring myself!!!  LOL

Picked this image up from Michaels during a sale and it is a Stampendous stamp and die cut set.  I really like the images in this stamp set.  Also, I love how they give you coloring examples on the back of the packaging.  So here it is without further ado.  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day, hugs CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Stampendous Stamp Set and Dies.  The background was done with Distress Oxide Inks, added some Shimmer Spray and water splatters.  Sentiment from the same set and embossed with Versa Fine Majestic Blue.  Fish have been glued to the background but the mermaid has been added with 3D foam tape.  Lots of Wink of Stella on all the sea creatures and Stickles Stardust on her crown and crystal ball.  Mounted the whole card scene onto a blue glitter paper from Michaels and then onto a white card base.  There is another turtle inside the card - I always add something inside my cards to match the front.
Copic Markers Used:
Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E11 E93
Fins BG11 BG32 BG13 YG000
Fish & Turtle Y02 Y18 Y35 Y38 Y15 Y28 BG32 BG11

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Hi, There!

We have a number of graduations going on and someone I know loves mermaids so this card was made with her in mind.  This is one of my favorite digital images and I had to fussy cut this one as I did not want to cover up the background and she just looks perfect floating in this background.  Thanks for stopping by, until next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:

This is a digital image from Aurora Wings - Ribbon Mermaid.  The background was done with Distress Oxide inks and spattered with water and then sprayed with Shimmer Spray.  Wish the photo could show the shimmer in the background as it is very pretty.

Sentiment used is from a Hero Arts collection. I used a piece of an old shower pouf and added to the side of the image for dimension and texture interest.  Added some liquid pearls to the image and lots of Wink of Stella.  Added pearls to netting and background.  Stardust glitter added to netting and fins.

Copic markers for image: 
Skin E0000 E000 E11 E93 
Hair YR000 YR00 YR01 YR68 YR07
Body/Fins BG11 BG32 BG13 YR21

Sharing my card with
Aurora Wings Challenge #67 
Polkadoodes Crafting Challenge #21 ATG
QKR Stampede #297 ATG

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Hi, There!

Since I had colored two backgrounds to start with, I decided to make one more sunflower, sunshiny type of card.  But another reason is that it is raining here, again, and cold and damp.  Another image from Make It Crafty - Carlie with flowers.  I love these little girls and how her little legs are shaped.  I have a picture of my sister and me together in our Sunday best and our Mary Jane shoes and I swear we are standing just like this little girl!!  LOL

Hope you are enjoying some sunshine.  We are supposed to be getting some sun tomorrow, but in the meantime, I am enjoying these colorful sunflowers in Carlie's garden;)  Thanks for stopping by, until next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Background colored with Copic Markers as the previous post and added the cloud background with an MFT cloud stencil using Distress Ink/Broken China.
Digital image, Carlie colored with Copic Markers
Hair - E70 E71 E74   Flowers Y02 Y04 Y13 Y15 Y18 Y38YR15 YR09 G03 G21
Dress B0000 B01 B02 YR21 YR23    Eyes - Glossy Accents    Wink of Stella in her hair
Fussy cut out the image and mount with 3D foam
The card base is beige with yellow and blue backgrounds to frame the final image
Added chipboard from Make It Crafty "Sending Sunshine" painted with Copic Markers in blue and yellow and added Stardust Stickles on words and flowers.

Sharing this card with:
Make It Crafty Coloring Challenge - Flora - Month of May
Artistic Inspiration #200 - ATG
Create and Inspire #74 - ATG
Crafting From the Heart #207 - ATG
Crafting With An Attitude #39 - ATG - Month of May
Crafting With Friends #67 - ATG
Get Creative #69 - Lots of Flowers - Month of May
SSS Monday Challenge - Inspired By A Song - "You Are My Sunshine"
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Hi, There!

I will settle for sunflowers - sun being the operative word in this post!!!  Our sun has left us here and the weather channel reports not much sunshine until next week!!!

So here is a bright and happy sunflower card to brighten up your days if you are in this area.  The digital background and the image on the front are both from Make It Crafty.  I love this little girl's face and, of course, her eyes and hair;)

Thanks for stopping by and have a sunshiny type of day!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Make It Crafty Coloring Challenge - Flora - Month of May
Artistic Inspiration #200 - ATG Every Two Weeks
Create and Inspire #74 - ATG/Optional Springtime Month of May
Crafting From the Heart  #206 - ATG Weekly
Crafting With An Attitude #39 - ATG Month of May
Crafting With Friends #67 - ATG Every Two Weeks
Get Creative #69 - Lots of Flowers - Month of May
SSS Monday Challenge - Stencil It  Weekly
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It Weekly
Whoopsi Daisy - ATG with option die cuts Month of May

Card Recipe:
Digital Background is colored with Copic Markers.  Digital image - Faye's Sunflowers colored with Copic Markers and some Wink of Stella/Hair, Stardust/Flowers, and Glossy Accent for her eyes.
Used a Cloud Stencil from MFT in the background with distress ink - Broken China.  Added some enamels that sparkle. 
Die cut used is from Spellbinders "Hello"  - added Stardust Stickles.
Fussy cut Faye and 3D foam used to give dimension to little Faye in front of her garden!

Skin - E0000 E000 E11 E93
Hair -  E53 E 55
Dress Y11 Y13 Y15
Flowers  YR21 YR23 YR09 YR68  BV01 BV02 V09  B23 B26  R35 R29
RV21 RV32 R85  YG13 G43 G24 G99
Fence  E55 E57
Grass  YG13 G43 G24 G99 G94

Saturday, April 28, 2018


Hi, There!

Here is my last birthday card for April and this is for my sister.  I have sent her a few and this is the last one.  She enjoys getting mail and of course, my cards - my biggest card fan!!!!  

I did this image once already and had to do it one more time.  I think she will like it!!!  More spring-like colors for her as I feel spring has finally come here to stay!!!!  Classy Olivia is having a fun time and I am wishing my sister and I would have such a fun afternoon together someday - maybe not in Paris but either here together in New York or I can get to her in Florida!!!  Someday!

Thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings ~  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
The digital image is from Make It Crafty/Classy Olivia colored with Copic markers as follows:
E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11 E02
Hair E30 E31 E33   Flowers & leaves - YR13 G14  R81 R83 R85
Then mounted with 3D foam in front of a black and white digital image from Make It Crafty/Paris Sidewalk.  I only painted the leaves and flowers around the storefronts.  
Chipboard "birthday" is from Make It Crafty painted with Copic Markers
Hugs is die cut with an Avery Elle die 3x on black cardstock and glued together for dimension.
Lots of Wink of Stella on hair.  Glossy accents for her eyes and sunglasses!

Sharing this card with:
Get Creative #68 - No Pattern Paper
Whoopsi Daisy - ATG/Optional - Spring Flowers - April
Artistic Inspiration #198 - ATG
Create and Inspire #73 - Dies/stencil
Dies R Us - #95 - Springtime
Crafting With An Attitude #38 - ATG
Crafting from the Heart #203 - ATG
Crafting With Friends #66 - ATG

Friday, April 27, 2018


Hi, There!

I have so many birthdays in April, so here is one being posted for a friend and sister from my church.  But I missed the exact date of her birthday but I just could not pass up a reason to make her a card because she is so loved by all in the congregation and a very special person to me! 

I did not have any belated sayings so I just know this spiritual saying will be just perfect for her.  Will post another birthday card tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting me, have a blessed weekend, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Artistic Inspiration #198 - ATG
Crafting With An Attitude #38 - ATG
Create and Inspire #73 - ATG/Optional use of die or stencil
DiesRUs Challenge #95 - Springtime
Get Creative #68 - No Pattern Paper
Whoopsi Daisy Monthly April - ATG/Spring Flowers
WordArt Wednesdays - Weeks #332-#333 - ATG/Optional use of their scripture

Inside View:

Card Recipe:
Made my own background on the inside of the card using the stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs/Fragrance and repeated that on the front but used a die frame on the front - Precious Marieke Foral Frame.  Restamped the flowers from the same stamp set and fussy cut and mounted on the front of the card.  The sentiment on the front and inside of the card is from the same stamp set framed with a die cut label from Spellbinders.  Used a butterfly from my stash, liquid pearls in the center of flowers - they are wild roses.